Chaney Kley

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Chaney Kley
Chaney Kley Minnis

August 20, 1972
DiedJuly 24, 2007 (aged 34)

Chaney Kley (August 20, 1972 – July 24, 2007) was an American film and television actor. During his career he was best known for his recurring role as Officer Asher on the FX drama The Shield and as the lead in the horror movie Darkness Falls.

Early life[edit]

Kley was born Chaney Kley Minnis in Manassas, Virginia. Kley attended the Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colorado, and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He gained a BFA in acting. Kley majored in drama in college and began acting in the late 1990s.


Chaney first appeared on the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, appearing on the episode "Real Me". In 2001, he made his film debut portraying Brandon in Legally Blonde. In 2003, Kley portrayed Kyle Walsh in the horror-thriller movie Darkness Falls. He then later appeared on NCIS, Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as Las Vegas. Kley's last movie was One Way to Valhalla.

Chaney Kley won the Joseph Jefferson Award for being Best Actor In a Lead Role in 1998.


Chaney Kley died on July 24, 2007. According to his father, the likely cause was sleep apnea. After they did the autopsy, they found out he died from a drug overdose, stated by his father afterward.[1] He was buried in Denver.


Year Film Role Other notes
2007 Mr. Blue Sky Greg Adams
2006 Jimmy and Judy Dinko
2005 Gotham Café Steve Davis
2003 Darkness Falls Kyle Walsh
The Skin Horse John Young
2001 Legally Blonde Brandon
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Las Vegas FBI Agent Kent "Lyle & Substance" (Season 3, Episode 17, 2006-03-10)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Brent Martin "Werewolves" (Season 6, Episode 11, 2006-01-05)
2005 Cold Case Billy Johns [1963] "Strange Fruit" (Season 2, Episode 19, 2005-04-03)
2005-2008 The Shield Asher Recurring Role: 16 episodes (Seasons 4-7)
2003 Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Corporal Paul Brinkman "Hung Out to Dry" (Season 1, Episode 2, 2003-09-30)
2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Brad "Real Me" (Season 5, Episode 2, 2000-10-03)


  1. ^ [1] Find a Grave

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